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22nd Feb '17 12:39:59 PM BeerBaron
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** Barenziah, Queen of Wayrest in ''[[VideoGameTheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall Daggerfall]]'' and Queen Mother of Morrowind in ''[[VideoGameTheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'' wears circlets and tiaras. The Crown of Barenziah in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' is hard to classify. It's technically a circlet, but has gold wings big enough that it seems to be a helm when looked from the front. Barenziah also never was seen wearing this crown in either previous appearance, though this is possibly justified, since in ''Skyrim'' the crown has been broken into 25 fragments and must be reassembled, and it's not made clear how long ago it was shattered.

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** Barenziah, Queen of Wayrest in ''[[VideoGameTheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall Daggerfall]]'' and Queen Mother of Morrowind in ''[[VideoGameTheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'' wears circlets and tiaras. The Crown of Barenziah in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' is hard to classify. It's technically a circlet, but has gold wings big enough that it seems to be a helm when looked from the front. Barenziah also never was seen wearing this crown in either previous appearance, though this is possibly justified, since in ''Skyrim'' the crown has been broken into 25 fragments and must be reassembled, and it's not made clear how long ago it was shattered.
22nd Feb '17 12:39:35 PM BeerBaron
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* The crown of the High King of ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' is a prime example of a pimped-out helmet: it's a helmet decorated with dragon's teeth.
** The crown of Barenziah from the same game is kinda hard to classify. It's technically a circlet, but has gold wings big enough that it seems to be a helm when looked from the front. Barenziah also never was seen wearing this crown in either ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall Daggerfall]]'' or ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'' where she appeared in person (she wore various circlets and tiaras instead); this absence is possibly justified, however, since in ''Skyrim'' the crown has been broken into 25 fragments and must be reassembled, and it's not made clear how long ago it was shattered.
** Also from ''Morrowind'', Almalexia wears a circlet made of some green metal ({{orichalcum}}?).

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** Barenziah, Queen of Wayrest in ''[[VideoGameTheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall Daggerfall]]'' and Queen Mother of Morrowind in ''[[VideoGameTheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'' wears circlets and tiaras.
The crown Crown of the High King of Barenziah in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' is a prime example of a pimped-out helmet: it's a helmet decorated with dragon's teeth.
** The crown of Barenziah from the same game is kinda
hard to classify. It's technically a circlet, but has gold wings big enough that it seems to be a helm when looked from the front. Barenziah also never was seen wearing this crown in either ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall Daggerfall]]'' or ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'' where she appeared in person (she wore various circlets and tiaras instead); previous appearance, though this absence is possibly justified, however, since in ''Skyrim'' the crown has been broken into 25 fragments and must be reassembled, and it's not made clear how long ago it was shattered.
** Also from ''Morrowind'', Almalexia wears a circlet crown made of some green metal ({{orichalcum}}?).sort of greenish-bronze metal. [[spoiler:When she finally snaps and attacks the Nerevarine in the Clockwork City, she dawns a scary war mask made of this same metal]].
** In ''Skyrim'', the crown of the High King of Skyrim is a prime example of a pimped-out helmet: it's a helmet decorated with ''dragon's teeth''. Rather fitting for a ProudWarriorRace like the Nords.
29th Nov '16 3:26:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* The crown of the dragons in ''TheEnchantedForestChronicles'' is a heavy circlet made of iron. When, after her first day as King, Kazul exhaustedly hurls it against the wall, Cimorene chides that she shouldn't treat the crown that way. Kazul responds, "Of course I should. It's expected. That's why we made it out of iron and not something soft and pliable like gold."

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* The crown of the dragons in ''TheEnchantedForestChronicles'' ''Literature/TheEnchantedForestChronicles'' is a heavy circlet made of iron. When, after her first day as King, Kazul exhaustedly hurls it against the wall, Cimorene chides that she shouldn't treat the crown that way. Kazul responds, "Of course I should. It's expected. That's why we made it out of iron and not something soft and pliable like gold."
26th Nov '16 3:59:55 PM nombretomado
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* The Pevensie siblings each get a crown in ''TheChroniclesOfNarnia''. The boys get traditional-looking crowns, whilst the girls get coronets that look like flower wreaths. However, the two eldest siblings, Peter and Susan, have their crowns wrought out of gold, whilst the younger two, Edmund and Lucy, have silver ones.

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* The Pevensie siblings each get a crown in ''TheChroniclesOfNarnia''.''Film/TheChroniclesOfNarnia''. The boys get traditional-looking crowns, whilst the girls get coronets that look like flower wreaths. However, the two eldest siblings, Peter and Susan, have their crowns wrought out of gold, whilst the younger two, Edmund and Lucy, have silver ones.
16th Nov '16 1:01:08 PM Leporidae
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* Some of the coolest and strangest crowns ever were sported by the Pharaohs of AncientEgypt. To start with there was the official crown of the Two Kingdoms which combined the conical red crown of Lower Egypt with the tall, ninepin shaped white crown of Upper Egypt. If the king wanted a less formal look he went with the Blue War Crown, which was a [[BlingOfWar Pimped Out Helmet]]: a tall rounded hat sometimes covered with gold sequins--a particular favorite of UsefulNotes/RamsesII, to emphasize his YoungConqueror image. Best of all was the 'atef crown'. In it's simplest incarnation this consisted of a pair of rams' horns surmounted by a shape like the white crown but in reeds flanked by ostrich plumps and topped off by a sun disk. Fancier versions multiplied the reed thingies and sun disks and hung cobras all over it. What these crowns were made of and how they were kept on is mostly unknown to science; it's likely that they were at least sometimes made at least partly of cloth or dyed leather. It is possible that some of the more elaborate structures were mere artistic convention never worn in Real Life.

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* Some of the [[http://beforeitsnews.com/mediadrop/uploads/2015/43/5a608a3efe9f567fea0a30447c09a6c13d05dbe9.jpg coolest and strangest crowns ever ever]] were sported by the Pharaohs of AncientEgypt. To start with there was the official crown of the Two Kingdoms which combined the conical red crown of Lower Egypt with the tall, ninepin shaped white crown of Upper Egypt. If the king wanted a less formal look he went with the Blue War Crown, which was a [[BlingOfWar Pimped Out Helmet]]: a tall rounded hat sometimes covered with gold sequins--a particular favorite of UsefulNotes/RamsesII, to emphasize his YoungConqueror image. Best of all was the 'atef crown'. In it's simplest incarnation this consisted of a pair of rams' horns surmounted by a shape like the white crown but in reeds flanked by ostrich plumps and topped off by a sun disk. Fancier versions multiplied the reed thingies and sun disks and hung cobras all over it. What these crowns were made of and how they were kept on is mostly unknown to science; it's likely that they were at least sometimes made at least partly of cloth or dyed leather. It is possible that some of the more elaborate structures were mere artistic convention never worn in Real Life.
8th Nov '16 6:44:03 AM Anddrix
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* ''Film/AliceInWonderland'': The Red Queen, though she actually stole it from the White Queen. [[spoiler:When the Jabberwocky is defeated in the big battle, the Red Queen's crown of gold and rubies ''changes back'' into the White Queen's crown of silver and sapphires.]]

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* ''Film/AliceInWonderland'': ''Film/AliceInWonderland2010'': The Red Queen, though she actually stole it from the White Queen. [[spoiler:When the Jabberwocky is defeated in the big battle, the Red Queen's crown of gold and rubies ''changes back'' into the White Queen's crown of silver and sapphires.]]
30th Oct '16 3:56:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* '''[[BlingOfWar Pimped Out Helmets]]''' are perhaps the most BadAss type of crown of all. These look like war helms, only with extra decorations like golden plating, wings, dragon teeth and the like - stuff that says "a crown, not a [[HelmetsAreHardlyHeroic grunt's helmet]]". These crowns are the best choice for the WarriorPrince. The hoop crown is in fact a product of evolution of a certain type of pimped-out helmet that lost its practical (protective) function in the process of becoming more pimped-out.

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* '''[[BlingOfWar Pimped Out Helmets]]''' are perhaps the most BadAss badass type of crown of all. These look like war helms, only with extra decorations like golden plating, wings, dragon teeth and the like - stuff that says "a crown, not a [[HelmetsAreHardlyHeroic grunt's helmet]]". These crowns are the best choice for the WarriorPrince. The hoop crown is in fact a product of evolution of a certain type of pimped-out helmet that lost its practical (protective) function in the process of becoming more pimped-out.
27th Oct '16 4:25:13 PM karstovich2
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** '''Small hoop crowns''', much smaller than the skull of the wearer, are typical for queens and worn using pins to hold them in place. Queen Victoria was known for having one from 1870 onward (it was designed so she could wear it with the widow's weeds she insisted on wearing after the death of Prince Albert in 1861).

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** '''Small hoop crowns''', much smaller than the skull of the wearer, are typical for queens and worn using pins to hold them in place. Queen Victoria was known for having a silver, diamond-encrusted one from 1870 onward (it was designed (both the size and the material were chosen so she could wear it with the widow's weeds she insisted on wearing after the death of Prince Albert in 1861).1861--gold and coloured jewels were not allowed in Victorian mourning colours, while silver and colourless jewels like diamonds were, while a larger crown would not fit atop her widow's cap).
9th Oct '16 4:49:58 PM DarkPhoenix94
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* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' has Harry get a simple golden circlet with a triskelion design, which he only really wears on official occasions, with the usual connotations of ModestRoyalty and [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething someone who does stuff.]]
19th Aug '16 8:58:11 AM kyojikasshu
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* In ''ComicBook/TheTransformers'', when Grimlock took over as leader of the Autobots on Earth, he got himself a nice crown.


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** Starscream's crown would be revived in other continuities, such as ''Anime/TransformersCybertron'' and the IDW comics.
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